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Old 04-03-2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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anubias flower

my otos were showing off so i figured I'd take the opportunity to share our flowering anubias. i got some good shots, too bad all i have is my iphone camera. we're not sure if the pod will actually open, but either way we're pretty psyched about it hope you enjoy
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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Nice. Most of them will open under water. Can't wait to see it open.
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:53 PM   #3
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do you know how long it generally takes for them to open? it shot up about two and a half to three weeks ago. I've been considering moving it to my higher light tank, would that help it?
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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it takes a long time. I don't recall the duration, but I remember thinking to myself every day "whats taking so long?"
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:17 PM   #5
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I cannot wait for it to open...
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:52 PM   #6
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hehehehehe same here!!! first thing I do every morning is check to see if it's happened yet
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:07 AM   #7
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This is excellent! How do you get anubias to flower like this? Dose it do it as a part of natural growth?

I have one on some driftwood in my tank.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:39 PM   #8
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lol I know right? I was just as surprised as you, I had no clue anubias' did this. it's wicked rad though I didn't do anything special to get it to flower, it just shot up one day (or over the course of a few hehe) for the majority of it's life I've had the plant in very low light with a weekly dose of flourish excel. before the flower came up it was moved to another tank, and is now under 36w of T5HO lighting.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:48 PM   #9
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Have you ever thought of putting a black background on your tank? I think that would make your tank look even more incredible! Btw...your tank looks great
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:56 PM   #10
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Those otos are absolutely adorable.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:36 PM   #11
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thanks, Joyler. I actually had a black background but it was supposed to be an adhesive kind and I just taped it up, so it looked terrible. I do plan to figure out a better black background at some point.

thanks, Rosenweiss, I think so, too
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It will look totally awesome!!
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:50 PM   #13
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actually I was thinking this is my 20 g H tank but this us actually our 27 g hex tank. there's no good way to put up a background, but we did have a blue one on just the very back panel for a bit and it looked okay. maybe when we do the background for the 20 I'll see what I can do for this tank.

it looks a nit sad right now, we intend on adding more plants....and I know, it needs a PWC, but here is a couple FTS's
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:29 PM   #14
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it opened

it had started to uncurl ever so slightly last night, and by this morning it was like this
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Beautiful!! Well done mommytron!! Thanks for the update! Is this your first flowering?
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thanks yes, it's our first

here us another shot, and a couple taken last night of one of the otos giving it a hug
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Awww what a thoughtful lil guy! It just needed a lil love! He's so cute
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Very pretty! What kind of annubias is this? Anubias barteri?
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:45 PM   #19
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hehehehe we love our otos unfortunately we just discovered we only have 5 out of 6....one mysteriously disappeared somewhere along the way but the remaining 5 are doing great
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Very cool.
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